University of South Carolina sophomore running back Mike Davis is one of 12 Division I players added to the Maxwell Award Watch List, it was announced today.
Davis, a 5-9, 215-pounder from Lithonia, Ga., is the SEC's leading rusher, averaging 122.8 yards per contest, with four 100-yard rushing games through the season's first five contests, including a career-high 167-yard performance at UCF. He is second in the league in all-purpose yardage at 159.0 per game and is tied for second in scoring at 9.6 points per game. Davis ranks 10th in the nation in rushing and is 14th in all-purpose yardage.
The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell.
The original list was comprised of players selected on their performances during the 2012 season. As the 2013 season has progressed, the Maxwell Football Club believes that these additional players warrant attention because of their noteworthy play. Gamecock junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was on the original list announced in July.
Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on October 29 and three finalists will be announced November 25. The winner of the 2013 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show which will be held on December 12. The formal presentation of this award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Harrah's Entertainment Atlantic City on March 7, 2014.